Asean Leaders Join Cambodia in Softening Tone Toward China - The Cambodia Daily

An Asean statement, released on Sunday following an annual summit of the bloc's leaders and foreign ministers in Manila, omitted any references to China's “militarization” of the waterway—wording that Cambodia is said to have unsuccessfully lobbied to ...

Asean final statement silent on China island-building - Inquirer.net

The Philippines followed up a summit of Southeast Asian leaders by releasing a final statement on Sunday that removed mention of international concerns over China's “militarization” of newly built artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea in a ...

Asean gives Beijing a pass on S China Sea dispute - The Daily Star

Southeast Asian countries took a softer stance on South China Sea disputes during a weekend summit, according to a statement issued yesterday, which went easy on China by avoiding tacit references to its building and arming of its manmade islands.

Southeast Asian leaders express 'grave concern' over North Korea - Irish Times

Leaders from 10 southeast Asian countries expressed their “grave concern” about the North Korean missile crisis in a statement from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in the Philippines. However, a communique from the meeting of ...

No sign Philippines raised sea feud win vs. China in summit - Alive For Football

The Association of South East Asian Nations had not received any guarantees from China in discussions to create a framework for the code within this year, but ASEAN was hopeful a set of rules could be agreed to ward off disputes and militarization, ...

Rody gives China free pass on sea row - Philippine Star

President Rodrigo Duterte set the tone on Thursday when he said the arbitral ruling was a non-issue at the meeting of the 10-nation bloc in Manila. AFP/Mark Cristino, pool, File. MANILA, Philippines - While the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ...

Sad 'narrative' of Phl affairs - Philippine Star

By and large, President Rodrigo Duterte passed with flying colors his first-ever hosting of an international event such as this year's host country for the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders' Summit. Barely ten months into ...

South China Sea issue not raised by Asean leaders during summit – envoy - Inquirer.net

This Sept. 7, 2016 file photo released by the Philippine Department of Defense shows one of the Chinese vessels spotted in Scarborough Shoal, among the disputed areas of the South China Sea (Photo from the DND). MANILA — Since none of the leaders of ...

ASEAN leaders go soft on China - Tempo

While stressing the need to settle disputes peacefully, leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations opted to go soft on the South China Sea issue based on the final chairman's statement in the 30th ASEAN Summit. Unlike in the draft chairman's ...

Duterte gets a pass on brutal drug war at Southeast Asia summit - Washington Post

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Things went very well for President Rodrigo Duterte as the Philippines put on the 30th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which ended early Sunday morning in Manila. None of the other nine members of ...

Beijing gets its own way in ASEAN chair's statement - BusinessWorld Online Edition

BEIJING scored a diplomatic victory at the end of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, whose concluding document not only left out any mention of the landmark July 2016 international ruling against the basis of its exclusive ...

Experts dismayed by Asean's skipping of South China Sea issue - Inquirer.net

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders from left, Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak,Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Philippine ...

ASEAN extremely anxious of the escalating tension in Korea – Duterte - Normangee Star

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his partner Honeylet Avancena wait for other Southeast Asian leaders to arrive to the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines, April 29, 2017. The outcome follows what ...

Asean urges North Korea to comply with international obligations - Normangee Star

Duterte's chairman's statement, which is meant to reflect the views of all ASEAN leaders, would voice concern but not mention the ruling nor China directly, according to excerpts of the latest draft on Saturday obtained by AFP. Beijing has quietly ...

Philippine President issues ASEAN Chairman's statement - Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte issued a Chairman's statement on Sunday, one day after the 30th ASEAN Summit closed. The 25-page statement mentioned concerns expressed by several ASEAN leaders pertaining to recent ...

Summit repeats resolve to turn ASEAN into regional co-operation example - Viet Nam News

MANILA – Southeast Asian leaders renewed the resolve to build ASEAN into an example of regional co-operation at the freshly finished 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila, the Philippines, according to ASEAN Secretary-General Lê Lương Minh. Reviewing the ...

Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit - ClickLancashire

Southeast Asian leaders pose for a family photo following their retreat in the 30th ASEAN Leaders' Summit Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. The Asean group is marking its 50th anniversary this year. "President Jokowi gave his strong ...

ASEAN tones down stance on arbitral ruling - CNN Philippines

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 30) — The final ASEAN Chairman's statement released today softened the regional organization's stance on the South China Sea disputes. In the final outcome document, the phrase "full legal and diplomatic processes" ...

ASEAN meets amid Korea tension and South China Sea row - Normangee Star

Prime Minister Najib Razak hopes the more aggressive stand taken by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte against extremists such as the Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippines will improve the security in that region. The regional body is to ...

President Duterte hosts 30th ASEAN summit Gala Dinner - Northbound Philippines News Online

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte and several foreign leaders gathered in Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on Saturday evening for a gala dinner hosted by the Philippines during the 30th Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.